The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali
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recording of The Pony Rider Boys in the Alkali, by Frank Gee Patchin.
Yee-Haww! The Pony Rider Boys are on the move again! This time the boys are in the desert of Nevada, discovering the beauty and perils in 100 degree heat. It should be another thrilling ride that Professor Zepplin has taken them on! (Summary by Ann Boulais )
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August 12, 2013
I really enjoyed this story...
... and I am off to find the rest of the stories in the series.
This is a western-style story of a group of young boys who have plenty of cowboy adventures while crossing the desert. They manage to capture some wonderful wild stallions, they give a couple of tough, older cowboys a bit of a licking, all while keep their sense of humor and camaraderie.
Regarding the readers - I happen to like RK's reading style. He is easy to follow and has a nice steady cadence. Quality of sound recordings is excellent.
The rest of the readers likewise do a very nice job with voices and quality of recordings. All in all, I found the story to be very enjoyable.
August 3, 2013
I don't think you understand LibriVox at all
The previous reviewer has no understanding whatsoever of how LibriVox works. There are no managers. We are ALL volunteers. Readers choose what they would like to record. There is no allocation. If you don't like a particular reader, don't listen. Many people do like a plain vanilla reading - you don't, so choose to listen to what you DO like.
August 2, 2013
Who is the idiot that keeps giving Kilmer the high action books?? How long will this go on??? I'll read a books description that sounds so exciting but then I see Kilmer is the reader & it's like, "Oh crap. Forget it."
It's like the book is a high performance car, so you expect a good ride, but the reader is just like water has been poored into the gas tank.
Kilmer must be some kind of manager in Librovox - how else do you explain high action books CONSISTENTLY being given to possibly the most dull & boring of readers?? PLEASE, get off it!!